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TMJ/TMD After a Car Accident

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are common in persons who suffered whiplash from a car accident.  The most common cause of whiplash is rear-end collisions.  It is estimated that there are 3 million cases of whiplash a year in the U.S.  It is unclear how many people experience TMJ/TMD after a car accident, however, people who have had whiplash have a higher prevalence of TMJ/TMD disorders.  You may have developed TMJ after a car accident if you are experiencing pain or tenderness of your jaw, pain in and around your ear, pain while chewing and/or difficulty closing your mouth.

If you have developed TMJ or have sustained any other bodily injury due to a car accident that was not your fault you are entitled to compensation from the liable party.  To ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries, it’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, please reach out to The A.W. Smith Law Firm for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.